Italy: the NGOs are itching to return to sea

by Baron Bodissey/Gates of Vienna

Patriots should set these ships on fire. These NGO’s are nothing but criminals, people smugglers & traitors. Very soon, leftists will start calling for the homes, vacated by the dead and dying, to be handed over to their ‘refugees’. Oh wait, that already happened!

It appears that the flow of migrant-“rescue” ships into Italy has stopped not because of prohibitions by the Italians, but simply because it is logistically impossible to organize the ships’ putting out to sea.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for translating this op-ed from Il Giornale:

The NGOs don’t want to stop: Ready to bring in more migrants

The NGOs are itching to return to sea. For them it doesn’t seem to be a problem that bringing migrants into Italy at this time would present further difficulties for our country, which is exhausted by the battle against the coronavirus.

by Mauro Indelicato
March 21, 2020

It is true that in Libya, the war has not stopped, true that the emergency has lasted almost a decade, but that does not detract from the fact that the Italian conflict, in which our country is fighting against Covid-19, is also causing pain and suffering in the population.

This is a principle perhaps almost banal to mention, but not for some representatives of NGOs, which are chomping at the bit to get back to sea and bring in dozens more migrants into Italy. The words of Riccardo Gatti, president of Open Arms, from a few days ago, seem rather eloquent: “In Libya there are still men, women and children risking their lives every day,” declared the head of the Spanish NGO. “In Libya, the coronavirus is not the only problem; their lives are being violated. Every day.”

“The young men of Open Arms consider themselves missionaries of immigration, brave paladins of the weakest, modern-day Robin Hoods,” underlined Maurizio Belpietro in La Verita [The Truth]. They want to return to Libya; for them it almost seems that the only suffering of note is that of those who live on the Mediterranean shore of Africa.

It is not so important to them, therefore, whether Italy today is not able to accept even one more person, considering the thousands who, with difficulty and not a few risks, are confined within the reception centers.

Not only Gatti and not only Open Arms, but the members of the French NGO, SOS Méditerranée are clawing to get out, who yesterday declared that they have docked the Ocean Viking at Marseilles and are respecting the anti-virus regulations in force also in France. “But we are working to return to sea as soon as possible,” they wanted to report.

You remain inside the port because you are forced to do so by circumstances, not to avoid worsening the condition of a country such as ours, exhausted and tested by an unexpected public health emergency, and therefore even more terrible to live in. All of Italy is under pressure from what is happening: not only the citizens, but especially the doctors and volunteers in the ward who have not seen their own families for weeks in order to give the hope of life to all those people who no longer have the strength to breathe on their own.

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